Greater Expectations

Teaching Academic Literacy to Underrepresented Students

While the population of Hispanic/Latino and African American students in the United States continues to grow, the rate at which they attend college remains alarmingly small. These students, who are often defined as "educationally underrepresented," are a bellwether of a shortcoming in our nation's educational system that has serious implications for the future. In Greater Expectations, Robin Turner, a high school English teacher from Anaheim, California, offers pragmatic, proven methods for better preparing underrepresented students for higher education.

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While the population of Hispanic/Latino and African American students in the United States continues to grow, the rate at which they attend college remains alarmingly small. These students, who are often defined as "educationally underrepresented," are a bellwether of a shortcoming in our nation's educational system that has serious implications for the future. In Greater Expectations, Robin Turner, a high school English teacher from Anaheim, California, offers pragmatic, proven meth...read more

About the Author(s)

Robin was inspired to become a teacher by his eleventh-grade English teacher. "He was genuine, caring, and had a great sense of humor. He was the most real teacher I've ever encountered," Robin recalls. "When I was a senior, he allowed me to be his T.A.

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Contents
Acknowledgments
Chapter 1: Why Focus on Underrepresented Students?
Chapter 2: Familia and Classroom Culture
Chapter 3: Literary Analysis: Reading and Writing Strategies
Chapter 4: Autobiographical and Biographical Writing Strategies: Using Students' Lives to Engage Them in Writing and School
Chapter 5: Teaching Argument and Research Writing Strategies
Chapter 6: Exploring Culture-Based Writing
Chapter 7: Reflection: The Key to Growth as a Reader, Writer, and Person
Chapter 8: Puente: The Bigger Familia
Chapter 9: Conclusion
Appendix A: Scoring Guides for Students
Appendix B: Scoring Guides for Teacher Use
Appendix C: Handouts
References
Index

Product Details

Grade Range: 6-12
Media: 240 pp/paper
Year: 2008
Item No: 0740Item No: 0823Item No: B740
ISBN: 978-157110-740-4ISBN: 978-157110-823-4ISBN: 978-15711B-740-4

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